Number of weeks: 7
Required books?: No
Live video session?: No
Part of a certification or series of courses?: No
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This 7-week workshop invites trained spiritual directors to engage in critical thinking about ethics in the ministry of spiritual direction and thoughtful discussion about supervision in a supportive environment.
Participants should expect to actively engage on both sides of the supervision relationship, posting at least one of their own ministry narratives and responding to the ministry narratives of others. At the end of the workshop, participants will be equipped and encouraged to find creative ways to engage in peer supervision for their own ministry context.
This workshop builds on the training received in formal spiritual direction training programs and it is expected one be actively engaged in the ministry of spiritual direction, either formally or informally.
About the Instructor
Cindy Foster Serio is an ordained deacon in the Texas Annual Conference of the UMC, appointed beyond the local congregation to MOSAIC Spiritual Formation Ministry … creating beauty from the broken pieces of life. Through MOSAIC, Cindy offers spiritual direction, contemplative retreats, labyrinth prayer events, days of prayer, and classes which emphasize contemplation and creativity. She maintains an office at Mission Bend United Methodist Church in Houston, where she serves in the areas of contemplative worship and spiritual formation. Cindy serves on the board and faculty of the Charis Spiritual Director Training Program in the Texas Annual Conference and as a Small Group Supervisor in the the Louisiana Annual Conference Path of Spiritual Direction. She has an MA in Spiritual Formation and Evangelism from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, is professionally certified by the United Methodist Church in Spiritual Formation, and is a Veriditas-trained labyrinth facilitator.